The Melancholy Adventures of Michiko and Hatchin: Series Review [ShojoPower]

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© Michiko to Hatchin

This article was originally published on AnimeComplexiumon June 13, 2016, but I loved this piece so much that I decided to republish an updated version on the ShojoPower website on June 2, 2017, after AnimeComplexium was shut down.

This review focused on the mini history on how Sayo Yamamoto got inspired to make Michiko to Hatchin and how the series was able to discuss the complex racial hierarchies in Latin America and the Carribean through fictional Brazil.  Please check out this article on ShojoPower.

 

“Zootopia”: A Fascinating Insight to Systemic Social Injustice with Humor [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on March 28, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This review focused on the how well the movie was able to discuss several socio-political issues in an anthropomorphic world.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

Interview with Vicko Alvarez Vega Creator of ScholaR Comics [AnimeComplexium]

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© Vicko Alvarez Vega

This interview was originally published on AnimeComplexium on March 24, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

Re-reading this interview was nostalgic.  It’s amazing how much my thoughts and feelings about identity has changed since I interviewed Vicko.  I no longer identify as Latinx/Latine since it’s rooted in white supremacy, but this interview is still a good read since Vicko’s work is amazing.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

“Otona Joshi no Anime Time”: Stories For Adult Womxn [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on February 28, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

It’s rare for josei stories to get any kind of adaptation so when NHK dedicated to animate a few one-shot episodes written by famous Japanese womxn authors, I had to write about it.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

One Punch Man Review: Its Fun, But We Need To Talk About the Homophobic and Transphobic Caricatures [AnimeComplexium]

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© One Punch Man

This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on January 10, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This review examined the highlights of One Punch Man and the unfortunate predatory gay character that was Puri Puri Prisoner.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

Akatsuki no Yona Series Review: Women in Anime and Manga [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on January 5, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This series review was about why Yona is such a great and empowering character and how overall the characters in the series are well written.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

 

“Song of the Sea” Review: Why Animation Is An Important Medium For Oral Tradition [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 8, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was an analytical movie review about Song of the Sea and why the film was an example of why animation is a beautiful way for old and new oral traditional stories to be told.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

 

Tephlon Funk Manga Demo Review: Who Rules Queensbridge?[AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 1, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was a short demo sent to AnimeComplexium to review. The story of Tephlon Funk revolves around a group of young Black kids trying to figure out the mystery of Tephlon Funk in New York City.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.